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Online information 2010_european_theater_final

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Online information London ADBS 2010

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  1. 1. Life Science 2.0: Market & Medias <ul><li>MEDIAS </li></ul><ul><li>Scientists are ” Leaders of the Web 2.0 pack ” </li></ul><ul><li>Social applications will have a major influence on the future of research </li></ul><ul><li>33% of scientists are now using blogs </li></ul>
  2. 2. Science 2.0: a success, really? <ul><li>Facts: Basis=10 millions of Scientists WW </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SN: BioMedExperts : 300,000 (less than 1% of FaceBook) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs: only 20,000 are « Science » (0.01% of blogs WW) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter: estimation of 600 Scientwists (6 millions) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What Scientists say: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>when you (…) speak with the majority of scientists , you find out that they don’t have much interest in using many of these new technologies  » D. Crotty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Noone actually reads the scientific content on a blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The vast majority of scientists are not yet hooked up on these networks </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Why Science 2.O is failing? <ul><li>A confused market </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Too much tools for a same purpose: where is the killer application? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Are not appropriate to the Science Culture </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Peer-reviewed journals and Congress are still the models </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Scientists do not need web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>90% are satisfied with their information workflow </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>They have more information than they can absorb and keep up with </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 does not bring qualitative information </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>As a result, very low adoption </li></ul>
  4. 4. What about Science Librarians?! <ul><li>Which attitude? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>« the challenge for libraries is to find ways to embrace social networks sites and technologies without killing their potential » D. Stuart, Research Information, 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New role of the Info Scientist: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Info consultant </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Choose the right train (where your users are) Students Confirmed scientists USA Europe Public institutions Companies Junior scientists

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